It's easy to be thankful for the good stuff, can you be thankful for the not so good?
(as serious or light-hearted as you like)
We got the plaster on the walls of the house! VERY exciting. There's still a ton to do but having the plaster on makes it feel like we're on the last stretch.
And then after the weekend, DIY Dad went up to the house to carry on working and.... found the interior covered in mould.
After the serious mould issues we've had in both apartments we've rented, and trying to do all we can to avoid it in our house (insulation, better materials, etc), there it is, everywhere. EVERYWHERE. He said he was so shocked and dismayed that he felt ill.
What happened was the plasterers sprayed a lot of water on the pva they applied and then the house was closed up for 2 days in really hot weather. I mean, we basically made a house for mould to grow. Horrible. DIY Dad spent the entire day bleaching and scrubbing.
We're thankful anyway because it happened at the start of Summer. If it had happened during the wetter months we might never have got rid of it. This way, we'll keep the house open and the heat will dry everything out.
We're thankful anyway because it's a small disaster as far as possible-new-house-build disasters go.
Let me know (comment) if you've done your own Thankful Anyway and I'll add your link to this post. Grab the button up the top (right click & Save As) and a link back is always nice.
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